Stone Glacier Waterfall

January 13, 2008


Provided by: Alex Dedek
Summary authors & editors: Alex Dedek

The image above was taken on September 18, 2007, when hiking the Stone Glacier in Switzerland. At an altitude of approximately 2,200 m (7,218 ft), a cascade of water appeared before us. This impressive alpine waterfall is a result of glacial meltwater. Streamflow from the more lofty snow and ice fields lasts through late summer or early fall in the Alps. Frame exposed for 4 seconds.